Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

Ye Banks And Braes O'Bonnie Doon - Poem by Robert Burns

Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fair!
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae fu' o' care!

Thou'll break my heart, thou bonnie bird
That sings upon the bough;
Thou minds me o' the happy days
When my fause Luve was true.

Thou'll break my heart, thou bonnie bird
That sings beside thy mate;
For sae I sat, and sae I sang,
And wist na o' my fate.

Aft hae I roved by bonnie Doon
To see the woodbine twine,
And ilka bird sang o' its love;
And sae did I o' mine.

Wi' lightsome heart I pu'd a rose
Frae aff its thorny tree;
And my fause luver staw the rose,
But left the thorn wi' me.


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  • (1/14/2011 9:23:00 AM)


    This really has to be sung to be fully appreciated. It is a lovely tune. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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